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Friday, June 8, 2018                                                      David P. Donery, Town Manager

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Community Spirit is Alive!

Have you noticed the beautiful hanging flower baskets along San Anselmo Avenue? San Anselmo is very fortunate to have a volunteer who has developed a vision, made an action plan, raised funds for the project and made the vision a reality. 
Sincere thanks and gratitude go to Kacey Gardner of Tumbleweed for this effort. Kacey, along with other like-minded locals, have installed the first phase of the plan and hope to expand the program along the Avenue.

To help grow this great effort, please visit:
Thank you Kacey!!

Town Hall

Highlights of what will happen at the next Town Council meeting

At their June 12, 2018 meeting, the Town Council will consider the following items:

Approve minutes of May 22, 2018.

Acknowledge and file warrant numbers 86347 through 86531 issued during the month of May 2018, in the amount of $1,127,606.46 and a wire transfer in the amount of $342,793 for the monthly payment for Central Marin Police Authority services.

Approve resolutions setting 2018-2019 Tax Rates for Municipal Services Tax, Pension Override Tax, Measure G Debt Service Tax, Special Library Tax and the Paramedic Tax.
Approval of resolution setting the Statement of Investment Policy for fiscal year 2018-19.

Approve resolution amending the Town of San Anselmo Conflict of Interest Code. 

Receive presentation from Transportation Authority of Marin and consider approval of a resolution approving the Transportation Sales Tax Renewal Expenditure Plan.

Public hearing and review of the proposed 2018-2019 Budget and Work Plan and provide direction to staff. 

Introduce and waive first reading of an Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of San Anselmo replacing San Anselmo Municipal Code Title 10 (Planning and Zoning), Chapter 3 (Zoning), Article 28 Related to Wireless Telecommunication Facilities and Procedures and Standards for New and Substantially Changed Wireless Facilities and Eligible Facilities Requests. The proposed procedures and standards would modify existing town regulations regarding wireless communications facilities in response to state and federal law and include allowing staff level approval of certain facilities. 

Consider information about the San Anselmo Municipal Code appeal sections and give direction to staff regarding potential changes to appeal provisions. 

Authorize the Town Manager to purchase a new bucket truck in the amount of $77,718.75. 

Approve change of Town Council meeting date in July from July 10, 2018 to July 24, 2018.

The agenda and staff reports for the meeting are accessible here:

The Cedars

The Cedars of Marin runs programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ross, San Anselmo and San Rafael.  Within the Cedars Textile Art Center, a participant-run co-op manages a large garden producing flowers, fruit and vegetables, which are sold to the public.  The center is also home to weaving and craft programs producing hand-woven textiles and crafts.
The Cedars folks are running a stand on the Town Hall lawn on Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by to meet our neighbors and see the beautiful textile arts and incredible produce and flowers available for sale at the stand.  


San Anselmo Garden Exchange

Founded in 2009, the Marin Open Garden Project is an all-volunteer gardening community in Marin County which sponsors weekly garden exchanges. The idea is for neighbors to meet every Saturday to exchange excess produce from their gardens (or flowers or seedlings or eggs or honey…).
The next San Anselmo Garden Exchange will be on Saturday, June 9th from 9 AM to 10 AM on the Town Hall Lawn.

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Rx Disposal and Take-Back

Is it time to clean out your medicine cabinet? What should you do with expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medication or sharps? Never throw these items into the garbage or flush them down the toilet! They can pollute our local waterways and harm our trash collectors.  Instead, follow these tips from Zero Waste Marin and our partners to safely dispose of your medication and sharps.

  • Med-Project is a program focused on medication education and safe disposal in Marin County. They offer resources including a prescription drug mail-back service and in-home disposal tips. Visit for a list of nearby disposal locations in Marin.
  • Many local pharmacies now accept sharps and/or pharmaceutical waste.  Visit for a comprehensive list of facilities in your area that accept sharps, pharmaceutical waste, or both.
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recognizes National Prescription Drug Take Back Day every April and October. The next collection date is October 27, 2018. On this day, residents can bring their unwanted prescription medications to a local, participating collection site. For more information, visit

Check with your local disposal outlet for details on pre-disposal procedures. For example, before you dispose of unwanted medication, place your extra tablets or pills in a Ziploc bag and recycle your empty vials at home. Keep liquid prescription medication in original bottles and remove or mark off the label to ensure your privacy and anonymity before disposal.
Zero Waste Marin works with cities and towns throughout Marin County to educate residents about ways to safely dispose of unwanted prescription medication and improve the environment. For more information, visit


A Message for San Anselmo Merchants

Don't forget! Merchant parking permits expire on June 30, 2018. Please be sure to either apply or renew your permit(s) prior to that date. Merchant permits follow the fiscal year, and therefore the new permits will be valid July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

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Summer Reading Kick-Off

Enzo Garcia Music
Friday, June 15, 3pm, Council Chambers
Enzo fuses traditional kiddie folk with hints of bluegrass, zydeco and ethnic music. And while his distinctive voice is his primary instrument, his back-up tracks on guitar, accordion, banjo and harmonica bring soul to the tunes.

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Things That Go Fest

Friday June 22, 10:30-12:30
Parking Lot behind Library
Explore big trucks, touch and see them up close, and take pictures!  We will have a fire engine, police cruiser, crane, garbage truck, backhoe, excavator, and a bucket truck!
All ages welcome.

Film Night
Movies in the Park

Movies in Creek Park Return!

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the popular Movies in Creek Park event series starting this Saturday. The movies will run in Creek Park on Saturday Nights from June 2nd until October 27th (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 21st for the Beatles Tribute Concert). Seating begins around 7pm, with a pre-movie slide show, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle.  Movies begin when it becomes dark enough and will generally run two hours. The films are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. To view the list of films, CLICK HERE.

Film genres will include Action, Animation, SciFi, Classics, Comedies and Feel-good Favorites. The 2018 season movies were selected from an exhaustive list of requests from members of the community, merchants and business owners, then cross-referenced and licensed by the Motion Picture Association for public viewing. Many "favorites" are not available due to licensing restrictions and "black-out" periods by motion picture studios.

For complete information, visit

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2018-2019 Town Budget Hearing

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 5th, the Town Council hosted a public Budget Workshop which was intended to provide the opportunity for residents to ask questions and offer comments about the Town's Budget and Work Plan.

At their June 12th meeting, the Town Council will conduct the Town's annual Budget Hearing. A budget hearing is a meeting that is open to the general public to discuss a government budget. Individuals from the community can openly ask questions and they will be answered by their government representatives. This meeting represents a second opportunity for public inquiry and input about the annual budget.

At the 6/12 meeting, staff will be presenting the DRAFT version of the Town Budget and Work Plan for the Fiscal Year of 2018-2019. The Town's fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. Department budgets for Planning, Building, Public Works, Library Recreation, Administration, the Police and Fire Departments will be discussed along with the Capital Improvement budget which involves infrastructure and road projects planned for the upcoming year. The budget hearing is followed by a second Town Council meeting in which the revised draft budget and work plan is review and potentially adopted by the Council. The budget and work plan will be presented for adoption on at the June 26th Town Council meeting.

Complete packets containing the agenda and related staff reports and other documents are posted to the Town's website on the Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting, The Town Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted on the website. For a link to the Meeting Packet web page, CLICK HERE.

Participation in the budget process is greatly encouraged!
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Robson Harrington Garden
Work Party

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Garden members from the Town's Community Garden at Robson Harrington Park are having their first 'summer' garden work party and are welcoming town volunteers and members of the community to come help pull weeds in the common areas of park on Sunday, June 24th anytime between 9am-3pm. (The park does not have any restrooms or hand washing facilities on site, so please plan accordingly).


A Stroll Through History Returns

Historical Commissioner Dick Miner’s popular Stroll Through History returns this year. Travel back in time with Dick and other members of the Historical Commission on a walking tour through downtown San Anselmo. The tour will highlight San Anselmo’s historic Hub, the role of the railroad in the development of town and the changing character of the businesses and architecture on San Anselmo Avenue over the years. The tour will end at the Historical Museum for refreshments.
This year the Historical Commission will also sponsor a Stroll Through History in one of San Anselmo’s oldest neighborhoods—the Seminary area. The tour will highlight the quiet beauty of San Francisco Theological Seminary, its history and fine architecture. Refreshments will be served along the way. This tour does involve stairs and uphill and downhill walking.
2018 tour dates are:
Stroll Through History Downtown— June 23, August 25 and October 27 at 9:00 a.m. at Creek Park.
Stroll Through History Seminary Area—May 26, July 28 and September 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Montgomery Chapel (Richmond Road & Bolinas Avenue).
RSVP at or email
Free Event. Space is limited.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Monday, 06/11/2018 - Arts Commission - Historical Museum 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 06/12/2018 - Economic Development Committee - Council Chambers 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 06/12/2018 - Town Council - Council Chambers 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 06/13/2018 - Fire Board - Station 19 - 6:30 p.m.

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